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Old 09-28-2008, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, the other day, a friend knocked over a bottle of gatorade and it got all over my phone, he didnt tell me, he just "cleaned" it off. Now its not sticky or anything and he took the trackball out and cleaned it with water and a q-tip, but now if i try to hit the blackberry menu key, it will bring up YI, same with the T key, I key, and D key, any time theyre pressed it hits "yi"........what do you guys think? If the phones screwed up do you think i can even get a new one because im sure they have those "moisture sensors" or whatever its called, that they can tell if its been exposed to liquid. And this actually just happens intermittenly. Like its been doing this the past couple hours, but now when i went to text on my phone, all the buttons work fine.....???? lol

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Old 09-28-2008, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Disassemble the phone as far as possible (back, battery, sim, memory card) ... then stick the phone in a ziplock bag with a couple cups of uncooked rice - not the minute-rice type... leave it there for a couple of days and try it again. The moisture is screwing up the electrical contacts an dyou need to dry it out as much as possible.
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If this happened the other day then the keypad probably has gatorade in the keypad itself. It's possible it just needs to dry. Do as fonejunkie suggests. It's possible, though, that the phone will need to be completely disassembled and cleaned with alcohol.
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well it happened like a week ago.....any luck it could still be a moisture issue? Its just strange that these keys and also the D key for that matter type "yi".....its almost like maybe the circuit board or something is screwed....its been fine all week, just today last night and today it started acting up again...
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It's most likely the keypad. It's been posted about here many times. However, it's possible that it will never be the same.
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As John said, it may never come back. Anytime you mix electronic circuitry, moisture and power, you are borrowing trouble.
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